Nelson Mandela responding to treatment but still critical

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Johannesburg: Nelson Mandela was responding to treatment but still in a critical condition, South African President Jacob Zuma said on Wednesday after visiting the global peace icon in hospital.

“We are encouraged that Madiba is responding to treatment,” said Zuma, referring to the anti-apartheid hero by his clan name. Zuma added the 94-year-old was “still critical but stable” after more than one month of intensive hospital treatment.

He urged the public to continue “showering him with love which gives him and the family strength.”

South Africa’s first black president was rushed to a Pretoria hospital on June 8 over a recurring lung infection. The king of his Thembu tribe told AFP on Wednesday that Mandela was “conscious”….

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